Ballard PXIe MIL-STD-1553 Getting Started For RT Target

Updated Dec 6, 2018

Reported In


  • LV-222-510-000
  • LV-222-511-511
  • LV-222-555-555


  • LabVIEW

Operating System

  • PharLap

Issue Details

We purchased PXIe Ballard MIL-STD-1553 board and going to use it in PXI with Real-Time OS, but I can't find any getting started resources.
Where can I download LabVIEW drivers for it? Where I can find the Ballard MIL-STD-1553 manual or user guide?


OmniBus II NI PXIe User Manual has board funcionality and I/O description.

If you have PXI system with Windows OS installed refer to Ballard PXIe MIL-STD-1553 Getting Started For Windows Target.

In order to install Ballard driver to RT Target do the following:
  1. Download and install LabVIEW Astronics Ballard driver from Astronics Ballard LabVIEW Software Driver page. Note that LabVIEW Real-Time Drivers should be installed during setup:
  1. Install Astronics Ballard Technology Driver Support and NI-VISA driver to RT Target. Refer to Installing Software on Your Real-Time (RT) PXI Controller to know how to call Software Wizard.



Additional Information

The Ballard driver uses a different kernel for Windows and RT. Therefore there are some differences in how the card will appear across systems.
In RT:
  • The card WILL show up in MAX 
  • The Ballard driver WILL show up in MAX
  • The card will NOT show up in the BTITST32 application
  • RT devices will NOT show up in Windows Device Manager